The week in The Day
Mike Fenn, right, a tuba player in the East Lyme Marching Band, warms up moments before beginning to march in the annual Niantic Light Parade Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Gold Star Mother Kathryn T. Cross of Glastonbury shakes hands with members of the Patriot Guard Riders before the wreath-laying ceremony held at the Old Saybrook Town Green War Memorial Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Cross placed one of two wreaths on the memorials during the ceremony.
Carolers from the Norwich Art Center make their way down Broadway in downtown Norwich during a community Christmas Carol Sing along the sidewalks and local businesses.
Barry Rhodes, right, and Bob Delnickas, both shipwrights at the H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport take their morning break with the bow of the seaport's tall ship Joseph Conrad visible behind the shipyard's main building Monday, December 10, 2012. The Conrad was hauled-out last week for maintenance.
A pedestrian walks along Eugene O'Neill Drive in New London during the evening hours Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Friends and family gather around as Sean Dickerson and Amanda Osmanski join hands in marriage at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. Osmanski and Dickerson chose the date because it was "A date that is not going to happen again in our lifetimes" according to Osmanski and that their wedding would make it that much more memorable.
Julie Wilson of Niantic, portrays "Glinda the Good Witch" as she shares a laugh prior to getting her cue to begin with fellow members of the Winter In Oz float during the annual Niantic Light Parade Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The float is by the Sign Craft team.
Santa Claus uses a megaphone to broadcast his "Ho-Ho-Hos" from atop of the Los Angeles class, fast-attack submarine U.S.S. San Juan (SSN-751) as they arrives at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London to hand out toys to young children in the sub base community Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. The San Juan was returning to the base following routine local operations.
Zoe Benfante, right, gets a special surprise as her father 2nd class Electronic Technician Anthony Benfante pops out of a large Christmas gift box on the pier at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. Anthony's arrival aboard the Virginia class, fast-attack submarine U.S.S. Mississippi earlier Tuesday morning made it possible for Benfante to be home for Zoe's 4th birthday with is Wednesday, and is the thing that Zoe wanted most of all. Zoe was presented with the gift of her Dad in a box by Santa Clause who arrived at the sub base aboard the Los Angeles class, fast-attack submarine U.S.S. San Juan (SSN-751) which was returning to the base following routine local operations.
People walk the boardwalk at Ocean Beach Park in New London Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
New United States Coast Guard Ensign Joan Aquino has her new shoulder boards affixed by her parents; U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Edward Aquino, right, and Paz Aquino, obscured as three United States Coast Guard Academy cadets; Aquino, Wesley Figaro and Peter Kelly, received their diplomas and commissions as Coast Guard ensigns during mid-year graduation ceremonies Friday, December 14, 2012 in the Henriques Room at the academy.
Shirley Alloway decides to move her Santa Claus from a chair in the corner to the sofa in the center of her large collection of Christmas decorations in her New London home Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Paul Dapkus, a seasonal resource assistant with D.E.E.P., clears leaves at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Beloved kindergarten teacher Kim Strachan, second from left, of the Lyme Consolidated School, who is battling brain cancer, tears up as she receives a hug from the school's principle Jim Cavalier. as the two participate in Light Up Staten Island, with fellow volunteers at the Roastery at Ashlawn Farm in Lyme, to benefit families in Staten Island who lost their homes in Superstorm Sandy Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Volunteers collected donated Christmas decorations and toys as well as hand-made ornaments. The benefit was originated by Strachan.
U.S. Senator-elect Chris Murphy D-Conn, makes his keynote address during the monthly Business Breakfast of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, held at the Holiday Inn of Norwich, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
Elizabeth Bogdanoff holds her daughter Julia Bogdanoff, 13, of Newtown during a healing prayer service St. John's Episcopal Church in Newtown Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.
People outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department react to shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, December 14, 2012.
Reaction to shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, December 14, 2012.
Fans in the front row watch The Who perform on their Quadrophenia Tour Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
With members of the Patriot Guard Riders lining the sidewalk Gold Star Mother Kathryn T. Cross of Glastonbury, center left, puts on gloves before receiving a wreath so she and State Rep. Marilyn Jiuliano, 23rd District, right center, can both place wreaths on the memorials during the wreath-laying ceremony held at the Old Saybrook Town Green War Memorial Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
Dean Beebe, left, of East Lyme, battles Waterford's Donny Craig, center, for a loose ball during the first half, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at East Lyme High School. Christian Brown (30) of East Lyme looks on.
Schneider Jean-Pierre, front, of Waterford, grabs a loose ball as East Lyme's Dean Beebe looks on during the first half, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at East Lyme High School.
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